backwind

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

back +‎ wind

Verb[edit]

backwind (third-person singular simple present backwinds, present participle backwinding, simple past and past participle backwinded)

  1. (nautical) To deflect air into the back of a sail or of a vessel

Noun[edit]

backwind (plural backwinds)

  1. (nautical) The flow of air so deflected

Etymology 2[edit]

back +‎ wind

Verb[edit]

backwind (third-person singular simple present backwinds, present participle backwinding, simple past and past participle backwound)

  1. (transitive) To wind backwards.
    • 1978, Educational & Industrial Television (volume 10, page 138)
      This works because tape packs with equal diameters also have equal circumferences, therefore the distance the tape on each deck travels when backwound from the edit point is the same.

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